Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record.They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 250.0.
The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with the 3.8 mil truncated conical stylus, and has been copied to have the more friendly filename.
June 12, 2020 Subject:
Always a challenge to etch out the noise in these Paramount recordings. This one lightly restored using iZotope RX7 Advanced.
May 4, 2017 Subject:
Blake's Blues, 1926
"Tampa Bound" is one of two songs Arthur "Blind" Blake (1896-1934) recorded in his first session for Paramount Records (the other being "Blake's Worried Blues," the flip side of this record), which took place in Chicago in September or October of 1926. Before starting his career as a recording artist, Blake had been a traveling musician and had lived in Georgia, Florida, and Ohio, eventually settling in Chicago. Blake's innovative guitar playing quickly made him one of the most popular artists on the Paramount Label, and his influence on later blues musicians is immeasurable.
This recording, featuring Blake unaccompanied on guitar and vocals, is a fine example of his complex, finger-picking style, sometimes sonically compared to ragtime piano.